Body of Missing Kayaker Located Near Athens Hospital

The body of a missing kayaker swept over a waterfall in Athens has been found following three days of searching. 

The body of Steve Lippson, 40, was discovered around 6:30 Tuesday morning near Ohio Health O'Bleness Hospital in Athens. A hospital security guard spotted the body along the river bank and contacted authorities. 

Lippson disappeared after going over a waterfall on Saturday. He was one of six kayakers that were swept over the waterfall on the Hocking River around 2:00 p.m. Saturday. 

The other five people were rescued by emergency responders or were able to make it to shore on their own.

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